• August 10, 2015

1947 Packard Super Clipper

1947 Packard Super Clipper

1947 Packard Super Clipper Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: 2 door Club Sedan, Super Clipper
Factory Price: $2,125
Production: 49,117 all model
Weight: 3,780 lbs
Engine: Straight 8 L-head
Horse Power: 165 @ 3,600 rpm
Cubic Inches: 356
Wheel Base: 127 in
Transmission: 3 speed column shift with Electromatic clutch
Brakes: 4 wheel hydraulic


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″] Packards for 1946 and 1947 were virtually identical except for model numbers. Packard decided on the 1941 Clipper design by Dutch Darrin for the post war models. The Senior Series pre-war model dies were sold to the Soviet Union at the request of the U.S. Government.

The 1941 Clipper design had to suffice until a re-design could be done for the 1948 model run. Packard was harassed with short steel supplies in 1946 falling short of the projected sales of 200,000 units for each year after the war. Packard production for 1946 and 1947 was only 80,000 units, far short of their goal.